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Bitter Cold Wind Chills Return to Ozarks Tonight

An arctic cold front will sweep south through the Missouri Ozarks, northern Arkansas and southeastern Kansas Wednesday evening. Temperatures behind this front will plunge through the teens and into the single digits by Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a Wind Chill Advisory, is in effect from 9 pm Wednesday to noon Thursday.

All of the Missouri Ozarks, northern Arkansas and  extreme southeastern Kansas will be affected from late Wednesday evening through  Thursday morning.
Counties covered by this advisory include:
Missouri:  Benton-Morgan-Miller-Maries-Vernon-St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Phelps-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas-Laclede-Texas-Dent-Jasper-Dade-Greene-Webster-Wright-Newton-Lawrence-Christian-Douglas-Howell-Shannon-McDonald-Barry-Stone-Taney-Ozark-and Oregon.
Arkansas:  Baxter-Boone-Fulton-Independence-Izard-Jackson-Marion-Newton-Searcy-Sharp-and Stone.


Wind chill values between 5 and 20 below  zero are expected from late this evening through Thursday  morning. Wind chills will remain below zero for much of Thursday. Wind chills will then fall into the 5 to 15 below zero range again Thursday night.

An arctic cold front will sweep south through the Missouri Ozarks, northern Arkansas and southeastern Kansas Wednesday evening. Temperatures behind this front will plunge through the teens and into the single digits by Thursday morning over most areas. Meanwhile, brisk and gusty north winds will drop wind chills into the five to twenty below zero range by late tonight and early Thursday morning. The coldest wind chills will occur across central Missouri.

As arctic high pressure slides south across the central and southern Plains on Thursday and Thursday night, bitter cold temperatures will continue. Highs on Thursday will struggle to warm into the lower and middle teens with wind chills remaining below zero for much of the day. Temperatures Thursday night will then fall back into the lower single digits with wind chills between five and fifteen below zero.


(National Weather Service, Springfield)

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